As someone who teaches and coaches young people for a living my struggle was not with knowing how to be healthy it was about actually doing it. I have always loved sports. Growing up I went from sport to sport based on what season it was. During college and for a few years after rugby was my outlet. Over time I found myself becoming less and less active.
While on vacation I stepped on the scale and it read 293 lbs, that was unacceptable. Something was going to change. I knew that I needed to find some way to get active that was going to get monotonous and end in me giving it up after a few weeks. So I sent a message to co-worker Sonya Cranford which simply said “CrossFit, convince me.” She told me to give the free into class a try.
What I found CrossFit was not going to be easy, but it is the right kind of hard. The workouts are constantly varied which keeps it interesting and challenging. In 4+ months of eating right (just as important) and working with the great trainers and fellow athletes at CrossFit Silverback I have lost around 60 lbs, my pant size is down and my energy level is up